CLEAN is governed by a 15-members Board of Trustees who have come from different sectors of the society. The trustees are highly qualified in their working sectors and represent different stakeholders of CLEAN. The members of the Board of Trustee are:

SAZZADUR RAHIM PANTHA, Director, PMEL, Christian Service Society (CSS), Khulna, Bangladesh

Sazzadur PanthaSazzadur Rahim Pantha is the Director of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) in Christian Service Society (CSS), one of the leading zonal organization of Bangladesh. Before joining CSS, Mr. Pantha had been worked for Nabolok Parishad, as Coordinator of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector. He has 20 years of working experience in advocacy, youth motivation and cultural campaign in Gonosahajjo Sangstha (GSS) and The Hunger Project, Bangladesh. Pantha completed his Masters degree in economics from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. He is a renowned singer of Tagore Song and popular song.

As a cultural organizer Pantha involved with several social and cultural organizations such as Member of Protinidhi Sangskriti Sangstha, Mizanoor Rahim Smriti Parishad, Rabindrasangeet Sommilan Parishad, Pani Odhikar Committee (Water Rights Committee), Sommilito Sangstrkitik Jote (Khulna), Shiksha O Sangskriti Charcha Kendro etc. Reading, travelling and singing is the hobbies of Pantha.


MONOWER MOSTAFA, Executive Director, Development Synergy Institute (DSI), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Monower MostafaMonower Mostafa is the Executive Director of the Development Synergy Institute (DSI), a leading research organization of Bangladesh. Born in 1968, Monower obtained his Maser of Social Sciences (MSS) degree in Public Administration from Dhaka University and again secured Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with a specialization in non-profit sector from Cleveland State University, USA. He has extensive knowledge, expertise and experiences in the field of critically analyzing public policies with sound methodological understandings and contemporary global issues including governance, globalization and the role of International Financial Institutions in development. He has also long experience in project evaluation, strategic management and project design. He has publications and writings on globalization, democracy and governance, employment, international debt and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Besides as development activists, Monower has long experience in training, mobilization and advocacy being exposed to national and international arena. He has served in senior management positions in different NGOs and research organizations including The Hunger Project (THP), Gono Shahajjo Sangtha (GSS) and Unnayan Onneshan (The Innovators). Currently, Monower was also associated with The Goldin Institute, a Chicago-based research and advocacy organization as a Global Associate.

KUSHAL ROY, Associate Professor, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh

Kushal RoyKushal Roy is an educator of Environmental Sciences and a researcher with keen interest on riparian geochemistry, coastal morphology and climate change and water management issues. He obtained his BSc from Khulna University, Bangladesh in Environmental Science. Later he pursued his MS in Global Environmental Change from University of Plymouth, UK on Common Wealth Scholarship. Between and after his studies, Mr. Roy has spent about 6 years in National and International NGOs working on climate change, forest people and shrimp culture issues in Bangladesh and gained his in-depth field level experience. He came back to his original passion teaching and research in 2009, when he joined Khulna University and still serving as a faculty member there. Kushal Roy has published several research papers focusing on the issues in south-western coastal region of Bangladesh and has attended many national-international conferences. He is also involved in many multinational research projects of great importance to coastal zone management in Bangladesh. Beside he serves in several civil society platforms and advisor to several organizations that focus on coastal zone issues. Currently Mr. Roy is pursuing his PhD at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany on DAAD scholarship.

HASAN MEHEDI, Chief Facilitator, Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network (CLEAN), Khulna, Bangladesh

Tamanna Akter Lipi, Chairperson, CLEAN Tourism, Khulna, Bangladesh
Mohammad Kamruzzaman, Managing Director, Angina Real Estate and Housing Limited, Khulna, Bangladesh
Alamgir Islam Lablu, Managing Director, Safe Agro, Khulna, Bangladesh
Nurul Alam Masud, Chief Executive, Participatory Research and Action Network (PRAN), Noakhali, Bangladesh
Sharmin Zaman Kakoli, Chairperson, Angina Real Estate and Housing Limited, Khulna, Bangladesh

ASAD-UZ-ZAMAN ASAD, Consultant, Access to Information (A2I) Project, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Asad-Uz-Zaman AsadAsad-Uz-Zaman is the Consultant (Education) of Access to Information (a2i) Programme, Prime Minister’s Office. Before joining in Prime Minister’s Office, he worked as a senior officer for D.Net, a leading organization of Bangladesh in ICT for Development. His area of interest lies in e-Governance, ICT in Education and Research. Now he is working to strengthen national education system, develop capacity of teachers, trainers and instructors, and to make the teaching-learning more enjoyable and effective for both students and teachers using multimedia classroom.

Mr. Asad earned his post graduation degree in Educational Psychology and graduation in Psychology from University of Dhaka. He also obtained MDS (Master of Development Studies) from East West University, Dhaka. He has a very critical bent of knowledge on the education as well as development sector of Bangladesh. He has two publications on education (Bangladesh Education: Practices and Challenges, Published by Humanitywatch, September, 2009; Amader Shikkha O Shikkhaniti: Ekti Sorol path (Our Education and Education Policy: A simple Study), Published by Humanitywatch, September, 2008). He has also written few articles on the education system and policy of Bangladesh (Can be accessed from

Mr. Asad’s greatest strength lies in commitment and dedication to work. Besides, self-management, eager to learn new things, ability to work with the minimal supervision and ability to finish work in time are also his strengths. He believes, Work is Worship’

Tarik-Uz-Zaman, Managing Director, M/S Bari Enterprise, Khulna, Bangladesh
Nasima Akter Munni, Coordinator, Participatory Research and Action Network (PRAN), Noakhali, Bangladesh


Executive Director, Prantojon Trust, Barisal, Bangladesh

Born in 1978, Mr. Tauhedul Islam Shahazada has been involved with different social and cultural organization since his childhood. He was involved as an organizer in Khelaghar Asore, a national children’s organization, since 1985 and as a theatre activist in Protiva Theatre Group since 1995. Later he involved himself as a voluntary contributor in different development organizations and local newspapers. After completion of his Master of Management degree from Govt. Patuakhali University College, Mr. Shahazada joined in Massline Media Centre (MMC) as Grassroots Journalist for Methobarta, a monthly magazine on local issues, and promoted to Divisional Advocacy and Networking Officer of MMC in 2003. He formed Prantojon Trust in 2005 and has been involved with this organization as the Executive Director. Mr. Shahazada worked as Staff Reporter in a local daily of Barisal, the Daily Dakshinanchal and playing the role of the Executive Editor of an issue based periodical “Prantor” in Barisal now. Mr. Shahazada is an expert of Organization Management, General Advocacy, MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) in Campaign and Advocacy, Humanitarian Advocacy and Communication during Disaster Risk Reduction.

Nargis Akter, Banker, Mutual Trust Bank Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Shamima Akter, Director, M/S Bari Enterprise, Khulna, Bangladesh